May 12, 2009

SIG Sauer Welcomes Colombian National Police Delegation

EXETER, NH -- SIG Sauer, Inc. welcomed a Colombian National Police Force delegation as part of a facilities inspection that coincided with a new pistol contract.

The delegation included Brigadier General Rafael Para, Sub-director General of the Policia Nacional de Colombia, and Lt. Col. Alaxander Tapiero, of the Policia Nacional de Colombia Armament Group Coordinator.

They toured the SIG Sauer factory to witness the manufacture of their new SP2022’S in SIG Sauer’s facility.

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It had been announced in late April that SIG SAUER, Inc had secured a multi-year contract to provide pistols worth a potential $306 million for product and support.

The initial order of 55,890 units is scheduled to become the standard sidearm for the entire Colombian National Police force. Shipments are to begin immediately, with a second release of 42,000 pistols to follow.

This new contract is through the U.S. Army of Materiel Command.

Comments (3)

Sorry for the accidental double post above. LOL @ Good Thinking and Logic. Gaviota has accused me of doing the same as well. Irregardless, it's just difficult for me to accept :)

Posted by: JWallace | May 16, 2009 8:51 PM    Report this comment

This is kind of odd. I'm used to seeing potential customers visit a manufacturing plant prior to placing an order. If your manufacturing plant impresses them and your product is competitively priced, then you are awarded the contract. However, I have not worked with government contracts.

Comment by: JEFF W | May 13, 2009

Hello Jeff,

Excellent point--BRAVO!

The problem is that you are trying to apply good thinking and logic to a certain event which in this case is money and weapons.

Follow the money trail--profit is the motive-- the utility or the morality of the item being sold has nothing to do with the contract.

A good example of this is the US government and Beretta! Why did the US strike a deal with Beretta rather than a US manufacturer of pistols which are every bit as good as the Beretta--especially The 1911 Colt .45.

Some deal was made for profit --or US bases in Italy.

M

Posted by: mac | May 16, 2009 1:43 PM    Report this comment

This is kind of odd. I'm used to seeing potential customers visit a manufacturing plant prior to placing an order. If your manufacturing plant impresses them and your product is competitively priced, then you are awarded the contract. However, I have not worked with government contracts.

Posted by: JWallace | May 13, 2009 6:04 PM    Report this comment

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